A life story told in discrete, arresting snapshots of despair, resilience, creativity, and hope, Joe Andoe's literary portrait of his time to date on earth is as powerful as a heavyweight's hook and as spellbinding as a major crack-up on the opposite side of the highway. It is a testament to a young man's fortitude and genius and luck that enabled him to survive a life lived wildly out of control; a rocket ride from the sordid depths of self-destruction to the glorious pinnacles of . . . Jubilee City.
“Charming . . . [Andoe’s] wide-eyed sense of wonder and keen observations make the everyday strange and fresh.”
“A raw, laconic kind of confession . . . filled with the kind of sentences that demand a reader’s attention.”
“Joe Andoe talks the way he paints in simple, direct phrases. He’s no horseman. He’s always preferred fast cars and motorcycles.”
-NPR's All Things Considered
“[A] life straight out of Chuck Palahniuk’s twisted imagination.
-International Herald Tribune